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Message 53296 - Posted: 7 Dec 2019 | 18:41:41 UTC

Currently I have a GTX 650 and 1050TI.
I would like to get a new GPU but not break my bank account doing so.
What would be a good upgrade from the 1050? Something like a 1660?
Then I would use the 1660 or whatever as primary and route all the other projects that use the 650 into the 1050.

Also a question on bridging, does that offer any advantages over running 2 separate GPU's and how does bridging work exactly? I am just starting to read up on it.

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Message 53297 - Posted: 7 Dec 2019 | 21:19:28 UTC - in response to Message 53296.

Looks like this is the only one within budget: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G
This will cost me about 240 Euro.

You guys know of anything better for less cost?

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Message 53302 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019 | 3:13:37 UTC

May want to hold off till holidays or even just after to get a better price

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Message 53305 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019 | 8:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 53296.

Also a question on bridging, does that offer any advantages over running 2 separate GPU's and how does bridging work exactly? I am just starting to read up on it.

What you call "bridging" is named SLI for Nvidia cards and Crossfire for AMD.

Not useful for distributed computing for any application or project AFAIK. Actually decreases performance. No science apps are written to use it AFAIK.

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Message 53306 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019 | 10:47:07 UTC - in response to Message 53305.

[quote]Not useful for distributed computing for any application or project AFAIK. Actually decreases performance. No science apps are written to use it AFAIK.

That's exactly what I have been told by a specialist.

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Message 53353 - Posted: 15 Dec 2019 | 19:27:59 UTC

Ok thanks guys about the SLI.
I am looking at something from the GTX 16xx series now.
1660 or 1650. Not sure which one from which manufacturer or which flavor is going to give me the best for my money.

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Message 53355 - Posted: 15 Dec 2019 | 23:30:27 UTC

Decision made. Based on budget I found this to be the best I can afford.
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4GB
It's about 180 Euro. The plain version ranks on prime grid as #11.
And stays about the same in all of their subprojects.
That's a really tough program for GPU's.

Anyway thanks for the advice.

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